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Vol. CI No. 88 Ann Arbor, Michigan - Monday, February 4, 1991 CopyghtZI991
The Michigan Daily

In shadow of
*talks,. GEO
stages rally
by Stefanie Vines
Daily Faculty Reporter
Chants of "We want pie" reverberated off the
steps of the LSA building Friday as more than 100
embers of the Graduate Employees Organization
(GEO) rallied before the group's second bargaining
session with the University.
The "pie" represented GEO's demand for a 15
percent pay raise.
However, pay increases were not the main issue
of negotiations. Demands for public negotiations and
an anti-war stance from the University were the focus
of the bargaining session.
The University rejected the request for public ne-
*otiations and refused to accept the anti-war pro-
posal. However, it did accept GEO's proposal for a
contract clause protecting from discrimination GEO
members who test positive for the HIV antibody. Ne-
gotiations will continue this Wednesday at 7 p.m. at
the LSA building.
The proposal for an anti-war stance was outlined
by GEO at the preliminary negotiation sessions Jan.
18. A memo proposed that the University take an of-
ficial anti-war stance. However, the University nego-
tiators refused to discuss the memo, saying that the
war was not on campus."
Chris Roberson, chair of GEO's bargaining team,
said the issue of salary increases will probably be
negotiated later this month - after the non-eco-
nomic issues had been resolved.
University negotiators denied the request for pub-
lic negotiations, explaining that public bargaining
was unprecedented and that closed sessions had been
effective in the past.
Despite failure to pass the anti-war stance and the
issue of public negotiations, GEO members came to-
gether to support their bargaining team.
"People have a lot to fight for, and the purpose of
GEO is to represent the union on all issues, including
the war and pay increases," said Roberson to the crowd
of onlookers.
"If we stand together as one we can be heard. We
must speak together and fight together in order to ef-
fectively lay everything out on the table," Roberson
Lori Stark, a sociology TA and SAUSI member
*(Students Against L. Intervention in the Middle
East), addressed the cro .d about the issue of war.
"I'm appalled by the war in the Middle East and I
think it needs to be stopped. GEO's stance is a sym-
bolic one and we are proud to fight for peace. If we
can stand together than we can effectively get our
message across," Stark said.
See GEO, Page 2

'Scud patrol'

attacks Iraqi
missile targets
U.S. command reports B-52
bomber lost in Indian Ocean

Play ballHU
Vinod Subramaniam, a second year graduate student in applied physics, catches a softball
by the Natural Resources Building yesterday.
Entree Plus at Union
hurting snack bar

DHAHRAN, Saudi Arabia (AP)
- In a swift counterstrike, Ameri-
can "Scud patrol" jets pounced on
two Iraqi missile launchers yester-
day and may have knocked one
The Air Force also lost a B-52
in the Indian Ocean - apparently
due to a mechanical problem.
Three of the giant bomber's
crew were plucked safely from the
sea and a search continued for the
other three, the U.S. command
The U.S. command said the air
campaign had passed the 40,000-
sortie mark - some 10,000 more
missions than were flown against
Japan in the final 14 months of
World War II.
Most major bridges in the
Kuwait region have now been de-
stroyed or badly damaged, the U.S.
command said, and the Iraqis have
had to throw makeshift pontoon
spans across rivers - easy targets,
said command speaker Marine
Maj. Gen. Robert Johnston.
Fresh reports came in of air at-
tacks on civilian vehicles on the
road from Baghdad to Jordan.
Egyptians arriving in Jordan said
their bus was the only vehicle on
the road when it was repeatedly
machine-gunned by warplanes.
Since early in the 18-day-old
war, the rumble of distant B-52
strikes has been heard from across
the Saudi-Kuwaiti border. The
huge bombers have zeroed in par-
ticularly on the dug-in positions of
the Republican Guard, the core of
Iraq's defense of occupied Kuwait.
One of the eight-engine, $55
million "Stratofortresses," headed
back from a bombing mission,

by Garrick Wang
Daily Staff Reporter
The implementation of Entree Plus at the
Michigan Union eateries has hurt business at
the South Quad snack bar.
However, supervisors of the University's
other three snack bars have not experienced
noticeable losses in business.
Jim Koli, supervisor of South Quad's
snack bar, said his establishment has suf-
fered the most because of its close proximity
to the Union. He added that the greatest loss
of business was seen in the midday lunch
"My Entree Plus revenues are off 25 to
35 percent from last fall, and this is about
$2,500-$4,000 per week," Koli said. Stu-
dents could use Entree Plus at three of the
five Union eateries starting last month.

"I don't feel that the full business ramifi-
cations of this decision was thought through
as how it would affect the other cash opera-
tions such as snack bars," Koli said.
Bill Durell, Assistant Director of Dining
Services, said the decision to accept Entred
Plus at the Union and North Campus Com-
mons stems from student comments on din-
ing surveys. He added that a committee,
consisting of students and Dining Services
staff, read the surveys and studied the viable
"The use of Entree Plus at the Union is in
response to student input," Durell said.
"(Students) wanted to have some variety in
their meal options."
East Quad snack bar supervisor Toni
Guzzardo said, "If any decision Housing
See SNACK BARS, Page 2

crashed into the Indian Ocean late
Saturday on its way to its base at
Diego Garcia, a tiny atoll 2,000
miles southeast of the Gulf.
The U.S. command did not say
where the crash occurred or give
details of the crew's rescue. It said
there was "no evidence that the
aircraft went down as a result of
hostile fire."
The air campaign has
passed the 40,000-
sortie mark - some
10,000 more missions
than were flown
against Japan in the
final 14 months of
World War II.
- U.S. command
Twenty-seven Americans are
now missing in action in the Gulf
American military sources say
the Air Force has begun mounting
"counter-Scud patrols." During the
patrol, warplanes fly over areas
where Iraq's ballistic missiles are
believed to be based, ready to
swoop down when a launch is de-
tected on radar. One of the patrols
apparently scored yesterday.
One of the Iraqi missiles, fired
at Riyadh, was intercepted by U.S.
Patriot defense missiles, but debris
fell into a residential area of the
Saudi capital. The Saudi Press
Agency said 29 people suffered
minor injuries.
hit I raqi
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - A
missile crashed into downtown
Baghdad yesterday afternoon -
yet another attack on a capital bat-
tered for weeks.
It was the first sign of an air at-
tack since pre-dawn, when a loud
explosion in the city signaled what
probably was the arrival of another
The bombing missions begun
Jan. 17 appear to have hit every
warehouse in Baghdad. The allies
seemingly are taking no chances
of missing a military storage facil-
Cruise missiles fired by U.S.
warships sometimes strike residen-
tial areas. Local newspapers pub-
lished pictures showing houses and
schools the papers say were hit by
In other developments yester-
day, Iraq renewed its threat to re-
taliate against U.S. interests
"everywhere in the world."
"The target will not be confined
this time to the soldiers of the
United States, the mercenaries of
its allies or its collaborators in the

holy lands in the Arabian penin-
sula. The interests of the United

.32 presumed dead
in L.A. air crash

air traffic controller directed a
USAir jetliner and a smaller com-
muter plane onto the same airport
runway, resulting in a crash that
killed as many as 32 people, in-
vestigators said.
The National Transportation
Safety Board released highlights
Saturday night of roughly five
minutes of conversation between
the control tower and pilots just
before the crash Friday night at
Los Angeles International Airport.
Safety board spokesperson Jim
Burnett said the tape of the tower
traffic showed USAir Flight 1493
asked the controller twice for per-
mission to land and received no
The tape showed that about two
minutes before the crash, a con-
troller directed Skywest commuter
flight 5569 with 12 people aboard
to enter Runway 24-Left for takeoff
- after the same controller gave
the USAir pilot permission to land
on the same runway.
Burnett, who gave an oral ac-
count of the tapes, would not say
whether the controller had erred.

"We don't deal in terms of
fault. That's a word the safety
board doesn't use," he said.
Eighteen people from the USAir
flight were listed as presumed
dead. Two confirmed deaths on the
jet include the pilot, Capt. Colin
Shaw, said USAir spokesperson
Agnes Huff.
All 12 people aboard the Sky-
west plane were presumed dead,
including the pilot and the airline's
local manager at the plane's local
destination in Palmdale, 40 miles
north of Los Angeles.
Sixty-nine people survived from
the USAir flight, despite raging
flames and choking smoke that
filled the jet's interior.
Fifteen of the injured were
treated at hospitals and released.
Twelve remained hospitalized yes-
terday, including the first officer of
the USAir plane who was in criti-
cal condition with burns, respira-
tory burns, and fractures, Huff said.
Investigators said the flight
recorder of the USAir jet, known
as the "black box," was being
shipped to Washington for

Winter heat waveR
Matthew Murray, an engineering junior, takes advantage of the unseasonably warm weather to read a book
outside on the Diag yesterday.
'U' investigating radioactive
dump site on North Campus

Students against war,
racism issue demands

by Laura DePompolo
The University's hunt for a low-
level radioactive waste dumping
site is on hold, pending the results
of a risk assessment study.
Plans to use a site on North
Campus were delayed last year af-
ter the Universitv Housinog De-

plies new technology and follows
federal safety regulations, said
Kenneth Schatzle, University di-
rector of Environmental Health and
Ron Fleming, director of the
Michigan Memorial Phoenix Pro-
iect. said there are three ways of

Fleming said. "If we are not con-
stantly coming up with new ideas,
we should be fired."
"I have never been turned down
by the University for any request
that would make the University
safer," he added.
William Martin, professor of

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